Kimberly Moore Takes the Bikini Plunge

Kimberly Moore Takes the Bikini Plunge

Every girl finds it a bit daunting to wear a bikini at a community pool. Transgender women have it even harder because they face gender dysphoria and the fear of not looking or feeling feminine enough. After encouragement from friends, Kimberly Moore took on the bikini challenge this summer. And she looked amazing! Check out her swimsuit and pool shoot here. Schedule your makeover and photoshoot with Elizabeth Taylor today.

Model: Kimberly Moore
Photographer: Elizabeth Anne Taylor

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Posted by on October 13, 2015 in Images, Makeovers


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Elizabeth Taylor’s People: A Photo Book about Transgender Women

Elizabeth Taylor’s People

Photo Book with Forward and Photographs by Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Freddie's Beach Bar OpenerI love transgender women. I’m fascinated by their combination of male and female traits and by the lengths they go to live as they wish. I have worked with hundreds of trans-women, applying their makeup, helping them dress, and taking their photographs. While each person is unique, themes have emerged: strained relationships with loved ones, secret storage units and mailing addresses for their femme side, dressing only while on travel, getting ready in their cars, and, above all else, secrecy. Meanwhile, many have formed vibrant friendships and are actively involved in the trans-community. The majority of my friends are transgender women. I want to tell the story of these beautiful and courageous women.

After retiring in 2012, Erica Fremont began to explore her female side at male-to-female transformation studios nationwide. Since her first shy days at my studio in summer 2013, she has become an outgoing, fun-loving woman who organizes events to Freddie’s Beach Bar – a venue that mirrors Erica’s personality. She enjoys the pampering of a professional makeover but does her own makeup most of the time. She is transitioning to live as Erica full-time.

Alisha Edward is thrilled to be alive! And she will let you know that at the top of her lungs at least once a night and usually more often. After surviving prostate cancer, she had her first makeover in spring 2015 and quickly became involved in our social group. Since her wife has generally tried to avoid Alisha’s girl side, Alisha gets ready in her “changing wagon,” a cargo van fitted out for her male-to-female transformation. She has come out as a transgender woman to a few people and is trying to determine the way forward.

Jizzelle la Creme loves to flirt with excess. She’s partial to custom corsets that give her natural cleavage, six-inch tall heels, and gorgeous makeup. She enjoys both her male and female sides, but her ex-wife could not tolerate her dressing, which led to their divorce. Jizzelle has found a partner who not only tolerates her dressing but loves it – namely me. When I met her in summer 2013, Jizzelle would only go out after dark; by summer 2015, Jizzelle and I routinely took day trips together.

Tracy Lynn loves clothes, makeup, and shopping. Since her wife cannot tolerate her dressing, the true Tracy only comes out while she is on business travel. If you can call it “business” travel: she brings four suitcases full of girl clothes and a small duffel bag of guy stuff. She starts each trip to Washington with a French pedicure, a manicure with no polish, and a body and eyebrow waxing session. Outgoing and approachable, Tracy makes friends everywhere she goes. Tracy travels to DC monthly, and we always have a good time. She has a four-year plan to transition.

Kimberly Moore and I met in summer 2013, and we instantly hit it off. I asked her to model for my website, which she loved. She has taken her modeling to the next level with Model Mayhem and has appeared on mainstream websites. Her wife doesn’t approve of her girl side, so Kimberly often uses her minivan to change. Kimberly is seeing a gender therapist and trying to determine the way forward.

Jamie Lee Henry has overcome enormous obstacles to live authentically as a woman. As an active-duty Army officer and medical doctor, she faced homelessness and imminent discharge due to being transgender. Meanwhile, her wife divorced her and they fought an ugly custody battle in court over their young son. Unexpectedly, Jamie kept her Army commission and her fortunes changed. Jamie has legally, medically, and socially transitioned to living full-time as a female though she has to follow the Army’s male grooming standards. When she and Anna met at work, they quickly fell in love and got married six months later despite Anna’s job relocation keeping them apart. Jamie’s parents reluctantly acknowledge her female identity.

I love these women – they are very much my people. We accept and love each other for who we are. These photographs are my attempt to capture their beauty and strength as they strive to be who they want to be.

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Posted by on December 1, 2015 in Advocacy, Images


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Erica Fremont and Elizabeth Taylor Explore Georgetown

Erica Fremont explores Georgetown with me in preparation for Allison Hannon’s adventure in DC. We learned that even though the canal looks pretty that it’s not really that fun to walk on it in cute shoes. Next time, we are starting at the top of Book Hill and walking downhill rather than starting at K St and walk uphill. And after all that walking, we needed wine! Farmers Fishers Bakers was just the ticket with delicious food and wine at reasonable prices.

Makeup and Photography by Elizabeth Taylor.

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Posted by on October 16, 2015 in Images, Makeovers


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Welcome Risa to the DC Trans Ladies!

Risa came to see me this summer for a Total Makeover and Photoshoot, and she immediately looked gorgeous and natural. Within just a few weeks, she has quickly become a regular at the DC Trans Ladies Meetup events. She has attended soirees in Fairfax, a DC club night, and wine bar nights including Cheesetique, shown below.

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Posted by on September 23, 2015 in Images


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Kimberly Moore Plays away the Blues

Kimberly Moore escapes to the woods to reflect on life through music. She plays away her blues and leaves feeling stronger and triumphant, ready to face the challenges ahead.


Posted by on September 22, 2015 in Images


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San Francisco Dreaming

Jizzelle and I vacationed to the San Francisco Bay area for a long weekend in August, escaping the summer heat of Washington, DC. We stayed at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel on Union Square. We loved the upstairs Starlight Room, where the host gave us excellent service and welcomed us with open arms. On Friday, we went out to dinner with friends at Seven Hills Restaurant, where I wore my custom polka dot corset from The Fitting Room in Seattle paired with a skirt, petticoat, and shoes from Tatyana’s Boutique in San Francisco. Not shown but present nonetheless: my garter belt from Dark Garden in San Francisco. Yes, we loved shopping at the San Francisco boutiques. On Saturday, we took a day trip to wineries in Green Valley in Russian River Valley including Merry Edwards and Dutton Goldfield. Then we drove to the town of Jenner for dinner at River’s End, where we watched the sun set and the fog roll in. The next day we were exhausted from the packed weekend and happy to fly home to DC.

Jizzelle dressed for much of the trip, and we were treated with dignity and respect everywhere we went. Thank you, Jizzelle, for a wonderful vacation.

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Posted by on September 21, 2015 in Corsets, Images


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Call for Transgender Active Duty, Reservists, and Veterans for DC Photoshoot with Cassidy DuHon

DC photographer, Cassidy DuHon, is shooting a photo series to highlight the importance of open inclusion of transgender service members in the US military. Under current regulations, Active Duty and Reserve military personnel can lose their jobs simply for identifying as transgender. Cassidy wants to help change that. His series will feature the contrast between trans people in their service uniforms and the attire they feel most comfortable in. The series will highlight and humanize the political and social issues faced by the trans community.

After hearing rave reviews from friends and clients whom he photographed, I finally met Cassidy last week and had the pleasure to watch him shoot one of my clients after her makeup makeover. I was impressed with his knowledge of the trans community, his desire to make a difference, and how he put my client at ease. He agreed to share a sneak peek of his photo series in the below gallery.

Cassidy Duhon’s Model Call for Transgender Active Duty, Reservists, and Veterans:

I’m interested in trans models of any gender who are willing to be photographed in a dressed up or “evening” look, as well as photographed in the military uniform, medals, or insignia of their choice. Styling is up to you. A standard photo release is required. All shoots need to take place on the same roof in Shaw, DC to give the photos a consistent look. While the photos will feature your identity visually, no personal information will be attached to the photos. The shoot only takes an hour or two.”

Contact Cassidy directly via e-mail at

If you wish to book makeup and styling with me before your shoot with Cassidy, please book online at

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Posted by on August 13, 2015 in Advocacy, Images


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